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Thursday, 29 June 2006

Annual Indian BBQ - 14th July, 2006

at The Hotel Garbe - Armação de Pêra

In aid of The Association for the Protection of Animals Algarve

(Beautiful setting on the terraces overlooking the sea)

FRIDAY 14TH JULY, 7.30PM.

Dance to the very versatile ‘HOWARD PARKIN’

25 per person - includes Indian BBQ with wine and water
(half price for children under 12 years)

For further details or reservations please contact Linda Pixley on 91 936 8726 (or fax 282 471 347), Jane on 282 320 260 or Jenny on 91 904 1903
This will be a ticket only event, so please book early

A taste of Portugal - from our shop





..........for family, friends and yourself !


Four different 3 – bottle collections of fine Portuguese wine packed in a handy carrier box, easy to take home

Prices per box range from €12 to €25

Available in the Hotel Garbe Gift Shop

Tuesday, 27 June 2006

Special Interest Holidays - Garden Design and Appreciation

This holiday consists of six nights accommodation and breakfast sharing twin landview room and a place on our Garden Design and Appreciation Course.

Dates
14th Jan - 6 nights
5th February - 6 nights

4 x 2.5hr sessions - 10.00am till 12.30 pm

Tutors
Alan Mason is a former Gardens Manager to the Queen’s cousin at Harewood House in Yorkshire and has presented gardening programmes on TV and radio for over 20 years. Since 1987 Alan has run his own Garden Design business (now with Marylyn) and is considered to be one of Europe’s top garden designers.

Marylyn Webb was for 17 years, Senior presenter and producer at Yorkshire Television, specialising in News, Current Affairs and the Environment. She agreed to make a gardening series at Harewood House and that led to a name change as she is now Marylyn Mason. For 10 years Alan and Marylyn ran their own TV production company where they made gardening programmes from Britain, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Holland.

Course content
The course will look at the changing styles of gardens throughout Europe and history. It will show how and why fashions have come and gone. There will be instruction on garden design, looking at the “bone structure” of a garden, the creation of rooms and the decoration of them. The use of plants to create different styles and atmospheres will be explored. Examples will be given from some of the best gardens throughout Europe, both large and small. We will look at how to add value to a property and to make it more desirabe and saleable. There will be an opportunity to develop thoughts, ideas and schemes for participants own gardens with Alan and Marylyn. After this course, Alan and Marylyn will be available throughout January and February to offer garden design consultations for clients. It is also hoped that a series of instructive local garden visits can be arranged.

Price per person to include the course and 6 nights accommodation sharing twin landview room and breakfast is 266 Euros per person.

Non residents – course only – 140 Euros per person

Monday, 26 June 2006

Fisherman's Beach - Armacao de Pera

Armação de Pêra was originally a small fishing village where tuna used to be caught and brought up onto "Fisherman’s Beach". The net that the fishermen used to catch the Tuna in was called "Armação" and as it is very close to "Pêra", the village was named Armaçao de Pêra.











Fishing continues to be an important local activity and local fishermen can still be seen mending their nets on the beach of Armacao de Pera, selling their catch to the local market, and during the summer months they will take holidaymakers for a trip along the coastline to see the fascinating rock formations, caves and grottos.

Sunday, 25 June 2006

"Wonderful Honeymoon"

We were delighted to receive this e-mail from newly weds who came to the Hotel for their Honeymoon.

Sent: Saturday, June 17, 2006 12:59 AM
Subject: Re: Hotel Garbe - June 2006

We would like to thank the Hotel Garbe for a wonderful honeymoon.

The hotel is beautiful, the views were perfect and the staff there are 100%.

It was a perfect honeymoon (better than we could have ever wished for).

Thank you so much,

Steve and Amanda

Monday, 12 June 2006

Short Breaks - An Introduction to Portuguese Wine

3 nights - 180 Euros per person

This break consists of three night’s accommodation and breakfast and a place on our Portuguese Wine course.

Wine experts now agree that the quality of Portuguese wines have vastly improved over the last decade. Come and decide for yourself .Whether you simply drink or taste wine this course is for you

Course details
The course consists of two 4 hour sessions including lunch – this will be an excellent opportunity to combine the wines with food

A team of wine buffs from WineMine, an established local wine company, will guide you through the finer points of Portuguese wines including

A brief history of Portuguese winemaking
Tasting techniques and other tips for enjoying wine
The Portuguese table wines, districts and grapes;
Port wine – the Portuguese legacy….Madeira and Moscatel

By the end of the course a total of 16 table wines and ports will be tasted aiding your understanding and enriching your experience

Each day we will be tasting the wines on their own and then with lunch giving you a chance to put your new skills to the test

Includes tasting wines, two lunches and a course certificate

Location – Four star hotel Garbe located on the beach of Armacao de Pera.

Price per person to include the course and 3 nights accommodation sharing twin landview room and breakfast is 180 Euros per person.

Dates
12th – 15th November, 2006
14th – 17th January, 2007
11th - 14th February, 2007
11th – 14th March, 2007

To book or for more information please send e-mail to activities@hotelgarbe.com

Friday, 9 June 2006

Festival da Caldeirada - Armacao de Pera

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 23rd, 24th and 25th June, Armação de Pêra will hold the eighth Festival da Caldeirada and once again the Hotel Garbe will be participating.

This year’s event promises to be extra special, as it will coincide with the festival of the popular saints.

“Caldeirada” is a typical Algarvian dish which consists of stewed fish and sea food with potatoes, onions ,tomatoes, pimentos, spices wine and olive oil.

At the Hotel Garbe “Caldeirada will be served for Lunch or Dinner at the price of 12 euros per person.

Also available other specialities – Monkfish Rice and Oven Baked Fish

Don't miss it - to book your table please call:- 282 320260

Thursday, 8 June 2006

What's On - June, 2006

Friday 9th June - Alan Storm – Singer – 9.00pm
Saturday, 10th June -Sandra e Jorge - Music for Dancing- Restaurant “Por do Sol”-Barbeque Night-7.30pm
Saturday, 10th June – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Sunday, 11th June – Carlos Pontes – 9.00pm
Monday, 12th June – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Tuesday, 13th June – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Wednesday, 14th June – João Caracol – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Thursday, 15th June - Ilze – Singer – 9.00pm
Friday, 16th June - Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Saturday, 17th June – Middle Eastern Intermediate Dancing Classes with Jeanette Elliot – 10.00am
Saturday, 17th June – Middle Eastern Beginners Dancing Classes with Jeanette Elliot – 12.30pm
Saturday 17th June – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Saturday, 17th June -Sandra e Jorge - Music for Dancing- Restaurant “Por do Sol”-Barbeque Night-7.30pm
Sunday, 18th June – Presumed Innocent – Dancers – 9.30pm
Monday 19th June – Folklore Dancers – 9.30 pm
Tuesday, 20th June – Arte Viva – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Wednesday, 21st June – João Caracol – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Thursday, 22nd June – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Friday 23rd June - Alan Storm – Singer – 9.00pm
Saturday 24th June – Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Saturday,24th June -Sandra e Jorge - Music for Dancing- Restaurant “Por do Sol”-Barbeque Night-7.30pm
Sunday, 25th June – Carlos Pontes – 9.00pm
Monday, 26th June – Nuno - Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Tuesday 27th June – Nuno - Resident Organist– 9.00pm
Wednesday, 28th June – João Caracol – Music for dancing – 9.00pm
Thursday, 29th June - Ilze – Singer – 9.00pm
Friday, 30th June - Nuno – Resident Organist– 9.00pm


Weekly
Mondays –9.30am – Pilates - Beginners Class (pre-book at Reception)
Mondays – 11.00am – Pilates
Mondays – 12.30pm – Aqua Aerobics (pre-book at Reception)
Wednesdays – 2.15pm - 5.30pm – Bridge
Thursday Evenings – 6.00pm – Pearl Exhibition – Reception Area
Fridays –9.30am – Pilates - Beginners Class (pre-book at Reception)
Fridays –11.00am – Pilates Classes
Friday Afternoons – 2.15pm - 5.30pm – Bridge
Friday Evenings – 7.30pm – Duplicate Bridge
Sunday Evenings – 6.00pm – Silver Exhibition – Reception Area

Fortnightly
Saturdays – 10.00am –Middle Eastern Intermediate Dancing Classes (3rd & 17th June)
Saturdays – 12.30pm –Middle Eastern Beginners Dancing Classes 3rd & 17th June)
Monthly Thursdays – 10.30pm – 12.30pm Writing Circle (15th June)


THE FACILITIES AND ENTERTAINMENT FEATURED
MAY CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE




Monday, 5 June 2006

May Holiday

We were delighted to receive this message by e-mail:-

I would just like to say a very big thank you for looking after us so well on our recent ‘honeymoon’ break. Steve and I both had an absolutely wonderful time – we couldn’t believe the difference in the weather to February and how nice it was to walk out in the evening – in daylight! It was the best holiday we’d ever had.

We love Armacao and the Garbe so much that we could never contemplate going anywhere else – why would we want to?

We are definitely coming back next May (as well as February) and I am now looking at coming back for my (big) birthday next September.

Thank you again and look forward to seeing you in February.


Very many thanks,


Julie (and Steve)

Friday, 2 June 2006

Activity Holidays - Middle Eastern Dancing















A Journey through dance of the Middle East

7 nights - 300 Euros per person

Each break consists of seven nights accommodation sharing a twin landview room, breakfast, afternoon tea and biscuits and a place on our Middle Eastern Dancing Course

Course details
The course consists of four 3-hour sessions

From the desert sands of Morocco and Tunisia to the African borders and Nile Delta, we are entering on an historical journey, exploring dance in its many elements. The sensuous classical Beledi of Egypt, from which we have coined ‘Belly Dance’, elements from ancient Persia, fast Gypsy rhythms through Andalusia to fusions of India and world music, from Cairo to New York. Learn the ancient and the modern, exploring many cultures as you learn the techniques and appreciation of the many different styles which today form one of the largest and most exciting dance movements in the world.

Your tutor specialises in teaching control and isolation of movement, enabling students to build confidence early in their experience. Age and ability is no barrier to learning this wonderful form of self expression. Over fifteen years as a teacher have given your tutor knowledge of the potential blockages and ways to facilitate learning. In the past she has enabled students with many disabilities, including steel hips and blindness, to take part and feel special.

This course will take you through the basic movements, gaining co-ordination skill along the way which enables the use of veils, scarves and finger cymbals, building to dance choreography. Costume and make-up will also be explained as part of the overall performance skill.

The course takes place in the beautiful Raj at the Garbe with views through the palm trees, over the sand with waves lapping the shore. Classes are divided into two one and a half hour sessions daily. Extra classes can be arranged. Photo shoots on the beach can also be arranged as a special memento of your stay.

Price per person to include the course and 7 nights accommodation sharing twin landview room and breakfast is 300 Euros per person.

Dates
5th – 12th November, 2006
21st – 28th January, 2007
18th - 25th February, 2007
18th – 25th March, 2007

To book or for more information, please send an e-mail to activities@hotelgarbe.com

Thursday, 1 June 2006

Recipes from the Algarve - Arroz Doce

Sweet Rice Pudding

1 cup of rice 2 egg yolk
3 cups milk ½ cup of sugar
1 tsp ground lemon peel 1 tsp vanilla sugar
1 tbsp cinamon 1 tbsp sugar

Put the rice into boiling water and after five minutes drain off the water. Bring the milk with sugar and vanilla to the boil.
Add the rice and cover. Simmer until the rice is soft. Break the egg yolk and mix with lemon peel. Stir this into the rice pudding. Fill into small glass dishes and stand to cool. Turn over and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon.